Students are expected to:
1. Be willing and able to learn required math skills
2. Demonstrate strong science skills
3. Possess fine motor skills in order to work with small electric components
4. Be able to read and write at or near grade level
5. Be creative and inquisitive
Home Technology Integrator (CompTIA HTI+)
Certified Electronics Technician (CET)
Student Electronics Technician (SET)
Residential Electronics Systems Installer (RESI)
Electro Mechanical Engineering Technology, sometimes called Mechatronics, combines the knowledge of electrical and electronic circuits with mechanical engineering principals. With an ever-growing increase in electronic and electromechanical devices, such as smart phones, robotics, and hybrid vehicles, a strong knowledge of these systems is essential for today’s high-tech workforce.
This up-to-date, three year program in electronics and mechanics meets all the requirements for technical education involving DC and AC circuits, semiconductors, digital logic circuits, programmable logic controllers, basic mechanical principles, and computer applications. Students will install, troubleshoot, repair, and upgrade electronic and computer-controlled mechanical systems, such as robotics and PLC controlled systems. Students also have the opportunity to focus on the design, installation and use of audio/visual, alarm and automation systems.
Students will have daily projects to complete in theory related and computer simulated labs. Class projects include Soldering, Robotics, and Automation, our Electric Vehicle Program and installing “Smart House” technology in the latest student for many certifications after he or she graduates. Some of these certifications include Certified Electronics Technician (CET), Student Electronics Technician (SET), Home Technology Integration (CompTIA HTI+), and Residential Electronics Systems Installer (RESI).
For information on this occupation’s description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state/national wages and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s site for this career field click here.
Opportunities for college credit
GACTC graduates can get a jump start on post-secondary education by taking advantage of the various articulation and/or dual enrollment opportunities. Click here to review the college credit opportunities for the Electro Mechanical Engineering Technology program.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Brian Kelley
Instructor of Electro Mechanical Engineering Technology